Chatuchak can accommodate a large number of visitors
Even though Chatuchak is definitely enormous, the variety of what is sold there is not overly diverse in considering its size. Yes, there are antiques, food, furniture, home décor, souvenirs and various trinkets you can find, but it’s mostly a clothing market. There are stalls upon stalls selling clothes for women. And as you may have guessed it, a large number of these clothes have similar designs. So perhaps Chatuchak has become a big tourist draw, but at its heart, it is still a market for the locals. It is the kind of market where Bangkok residents tend to choose their favorite stalls and go there often.
We were not really in the mood for shopping during our visit, but it really didn’t matter because we enjoyed the whole market atmosphere, which was very lively and engaging. Though there were definitely a lot of people roaming through the Chatuchak area, the streets are wide enough to accommodate such a large number. I did not feel claustrophobic at all. The most crowded part during my experience was the walk on the narrow side street from the BTS Mo Chit Station to the main entrance of Chatuchak. Come to Chatuchak early in the morning so you can walk around more comfortably. As the day progresses, it can become really hot, sunny and humid.